ANAVETS North Vancouver
ANAVETS owned three buildings in North Vancouver that provided affordable rental homes for low-income seniors. Built in the 1960s, the buildings had become run down. In 2010, one of the buildings was demolished and the other two buildings with 58 rental units were in desperate need of major repairs and did not have basic life safety systems, such as sprinklers.
A developer, Intracorp, approached the Society with a plan to build a LEED silver standard building with 76 rental units – John Yeoman’s Place – on the site of the building that was demolished in 2010. In exchange, the Society provided Intracorp with the land that had the two old buildings.
Residents of the two existing buildings were able to move into brand new, modern apartments that provide more safe and secure housing than what they had before. Intracorp will demolish the older buildings to make way for a new market condominium development.
The new affordable seniors development was built to LEED Silver standards and includes 22 studio and 54 one-bedroom apartments. In addition to large suites, it includes three fully-wheelchair accessible suites.
NORTH VANCOUVER – Seniors on the North Shore now have increased access to affordable housing with the ...
BC Housing was able to offer guidance on the needs of its tenants down the road.